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United Way of Escambia County Calls on Volunteers for Flood Relief Efforts
Following the disastrous flood that hit Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, the United Way of Escambia County calls on volunteers for flood relief projects. Volunteers at these following...more



Social Advocates Work Out Strategies to Conquer Homelessness
Social advocates in Ventura County remain determined in their goals to provide long-term housing for the homeless. To meet that goal, the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition spearheaded...more

 Lewisboro Volunteer Fair Starts on March 2
The Lewisboro celebrates its annual volunteer fair on March 2. The event includes local organizations setting up tables in the Lewisboro library. These organizations usually provide heaps of...more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more

Thankyou Receives Victorian Young Australian Award
Thankyou Group's young social entrepreneur and co-founder, Daniel Flynn, has been crowned as the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Flynn, 25, founded Thankyou Water, a bottled water product...more

Senior Volunteer Opportunities Earn Federal Grants
Senior volunteer opportunities in the Monadnock and Upper Valley regions get a federal grant boost. The grants were awarded through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Senior...more

Loras College to Host Civic Engagement Summit
Loras College, a Catholic college in Dubuque, will host the Campus Compact Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit. The summit will engage various college and university students in Iowa, Minnesota...more

Churches Work Together to End Homelessness in Middlesex County
Churches such as the Middlefield Federated Church worked together to build an apartment in Notre Dame in order to accommodate the homeless in Middlesex...more

Slack-Spined Social Venture Model of Philanthropy
With the budget cutbacks and austerity measures in place in Ireland, the government pushes forward to save face by working with philanthropic organizations in the reassembling of "Forum on...more

Parents Involve in Civic Engagement
Three Hispanic parents encourage people in the community to participate in sport initiatives for their families and kids. These parents, who belong to the Family Support group, kicks off their Youth...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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